The wait is over! The shortlist for the annual Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards has been revealed and one Roscommon school has caught the attention of the judging panel. Convent of Mercy Secondary School, Roscommon town, will now attend an exciting Awards ceremony in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in May!
Convent of Mercy Secondary School has been shortlisted in the Best Musical Number category for its performance of Be Our Guest in the school production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’. Judges praised the students’ performance for having “a surprise around every corner anchored by brilliant performances.”
On Wednesday 17 May 2017, shortlisted primary and secondary school students from across the country will gather at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre for a special Awards ceremony where the winners will be announced. RTÉ presenter Eoghan McDermott will host the event with selected schools getting the opportunity to perform on Ireland’s largest theatre stage on the day, making it a magical experience they won’t forget!
This is the fourth year of the hugely successful Awards which were set up by Bord Gáis Energy to recognise and reward participation in the dramatic arts in schools around Ireland. Open to primary school pupils from 3rd-6th class and all secondary school students, the Awards features 12 categories ranging from performance and production categories such as Best Overall School Musical, Best Costumes, and Best Performance in a Leading Role to written categories such as Best Dramatic Review and Best Short Scene Script.
The full 2017 shortlist is available to view at www.BGESTA.ie